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  •  I'm not clear on why you're valorizing one method (1+ / 0-)
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    of production over another. Well-made wooden and cloth toys are a proud American tradition. What's wrong with respecting ourselves and our craftspeople by supporting good products that reflect our heritage?

    •  My point isn't to advocate for plastic... (6+ / 0-)

      The idea was more to bring some amount of awareness to the production process, and the infrastructure needed for our consumption

      The same could be said of wooden toys, or cloth toys: From cotton farms or sustainably cut forests, to mills, to looms and table saws, there is a process that is largely outside  our collective conscious.

      Interestingly, a Haas VF-2 (the junior sibling to the rather massive above tool) is used to make sustainable wood/bamboo iPhone and iPad cases domestically:

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